While an improving economy has given Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools the confidence to restart construction projects that stalled during the recession, its board members foresee hardships caused by the ranking system that gives county government control over the scheduling of school projects. After voters approved a $516 million bond package in 2007, the district ramped up construction and spent more than $200 million annually until late 2009, when the economy soured and the county shut its wallet.
CHARLOTTE – New York-based Turner Construction was chosen as the general contractor on a $15 million renovation project at Garinger High School in northeast Charlotte, according to Mecklenburg County building permit records. The county has issued a building permit to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools valued at $10.3 million for the addition of a science building on [...]
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been given the OK from the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners to move forward with construction projects that have been in the pipeline for months.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning
Commission’s Planning Committee will wait
until next month to decide if it will recommend that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools accept
a 2.8 acre parcel, essentially for free.
Age: 39 Lives in: south Charlotte Family: divorced; children, Stefan, 18, Nathan, 16 Education: Did not attend college As director of facilities planning and real estate for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Dennis LaCaria oversees about 170 school facilities totaling approximately 21 million square feet. Not bad for a guy who never went to college. (He opted to [...]
It could be one of the greatest real estate bargains in Charlotte history: 33,347 square feet of space on seven acres for only $1 a year in rent. That proposal for Tryon Hills Pre-K Center in north Charlotte is among others that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is entertaining for nearly a dozen shuttered buildings that CMS wants [...]
Hugh Hattabaugh, the chief operating officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has been named the interim replacement for former Superintendent Peter Gorman, who resigned this month. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education announced Hattabaugh’s appointment today. It takes effect Friday. Gorman announced June 8 that he was resigning to take a job with New York-based News Corp. Hattabaugh, who has [...]
He was under a lot of stress. He took advantage of an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Those are factors members of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Board of Education cited in the wake of Superintendent Peter Gorman’s announcement that he is throwing in the towel. In an email to The Mecklenburg Times, board member Rhonda Lennon wrote: “Dr. [...]
When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect its tree canopy since it adopted a tree ordinance in 1978. Today, it even dictates [...]
Mecklenburg County’s 2011 property tax revaluation could result in the county raking in an extra $70 million in revenue for its fiscal 2012 budget. For some county commissioners, the money is already burning a hole in their pockets, and they’ve come up with their wish lists. Some are calling for more spending on schools. Some [...]